A 24-year-old British man has been killed in Syria, the BBC understands.
Oliver Hall, from the Portsmouth area, joined Kurdish armed groups to fight against so-called Islamic State.
Another British fighter described him as a “lovely lad” who was “excited to be there”.
Kurdish sources say Mr Hall was killed on 25 November while clearing mines in Raqqa. He is the seventh British man to have been killed in Syria with the Kurdish-led group the YPG.
In a video recorded by the YPG to be released in the event of his death, he said: “I came here of my own free will, knowing the risks and consequences that can follow.
“Greetings to all my family and friends, if unfortunately you are seeing this. Biji Kurdistan (long live Kurdistan).”
Kurdish representatives in London said Mr Hall was killed while “clearing and dismantling mines”.
He had no prior military training before travelling to the conflict in August.
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